BRI­TAIN COULD STILL THRIVE OUT­SIDE THE EU

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

A WILLS Ad­dress sup­plied

I READ the let­ter “Bri­tain has a good deal with the EU” (April 21) I think that Bri­tain could thrive out­side the EU, be­cause be­fore we joined it we traded world­wide with our friends in New Zealand and Aus­tralia etc.

Even if we do leave we could still trade with Europe.

When we voted to go into the EU in 1975, we voted for a ‘trad­ing part­ner­ship’ called the “Euro­pean Eco­nomic Com­mu­nity.”

It was not “The Euro­pean Union” then. There was no men­tion then of a union or su­per­state, where the EU would make Bri­tish laws.

EU bu­reau­crats in­ter­fere un­nec­es­sar­ily in so many things.

For in­stance, their di­rec­tives that only fruit and veg­eta­bles of the right mea­sure­ments could be sold in su­per­mar­kets.

This was in force un­til re­cently, when it was at last re­alised that this had caused so much good ed­i­ble fruit and veg to have to be de­stroyed by farm­ers.

The EU are try­ing to re­strict the sale of vi­ta­mins and health sup­ple­ments in Bri­tain – not for safety rea­sons, but for EU sales “har­mon­i­sa­tion” be­tween coun­tries.

That would mean the EU would de­cide whether or not you’re al­lowed to take a vi­ta­min C cap­sule.

Sunny coun­tries in the EU such as Greece, have dif­fer­ent nu­tri­tional needs to peo­ple in chilly Bri­tain.

Yet when we need strong lead­er­ship be­cause of the mi­grant cri­sis, the EU has been use­less and has proved to be an over-in­flated ex­pen­sive bal­loon of hot air.

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